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  1. HK urged to stick to its 'eternal theme'- developing the economy

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Vice-President Zeng Qinghong yesterday urged Hong Kong people to grasp the timely opportunity to develop the economy. He made the comment in Shanghai during a meeting ... that Hong Kong should not miss the chance to develop its economy. 'Either to Hong Kong or Macau, developing the economy is the eternal theme which is important to people's livelihood. ...

  2. Tsang reveals taskforce plans to diversify the economy

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Dennis Eng

    ... the best way forward. The findings will be presented to the taskforce at its next meeting. It is not the first time the government has tried to diversify Hong Kong's economy away from the four ... Dennis Eng and Ambrose Leung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is pinning hopes for Hong Kong's long-term growth on further development of six service industries: testing, medical ...

  3. Democracy does not hurt the economy, says Czech leader

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Hong Kong has been given advice on the marriage between democracy and the economy from an unlikely global partner - the Czech Republic. Visiting Czech President Vaclav Klaus - who met ... in the House of Representatives, accused Beijing of curbing Hong Kong's democratic development. Responding to the interpretation by the NPC's Standing Committee, she said the move had ...

  4. Democracy and the economy

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the chief executive of Hong Kong.' But this is no joke. Although Mr Tung lacks a bit of charisma, vision and political skills, he is hard-working and honest. Still, no matter how hard he has ... Hong Kong's prosperity has not been sustainable since its factories moved to the mainland. The bursting of the property bubble was inevitable. Mr Tung's 85,000-unit scheme just ...

  5. Beijing pledges measures to boost HK economy

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang, Paggie Leung

    ... Denise Tsang in Boao, Fanny W. Y. Fung and Paggie Leung The central government has rolled out a raft of measures to help Hong Kong through the global economic meltdown, including issuing ... to issue yuan-denominated bonds in Hong Kong and the amount of funds to be raised. In a groundbreaking move, the Ministry of Finance was also mulling issuing yuan bonds in Hong Kong, he said. ...

  6. Economy's fall in 1990s a lesson for Donald Tsang

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and that the old finance team will be retained. Back in late 1995, when Mr Tsang was the newly appointed financial secretary, Hong Kong had an inflation rate of nearly 9 per cent. This was towards the end ... and prime priority should be to rein in inflation. Contrary to his claims that Hong Kong's high inflation was 'imported', it was due jointly to property speculators and the government ...

  7. Why bother with reform when the economy is good? asks tycoon

    Posted Mar 20th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Hong Kong should concentrate on improving the economy instead of carrying out political reform, property tycoon and Election Committee member Lui Che-woo said yesterday. Mr ... a good job on [the] economy,' he said. Asked if the electoral policy for the chief executive and Legco in 2007/8 should be maintained, he said: 'Over the past 100 or so years, Hong Kong ...

  8. One country, two economies?

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Under the umbrella of 'one country, two systems', Hong Kong is promised a high degree of autonomy. But recent moves, including the establishment of a task- force ... in Hong Kong. And Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa says Chinese leaders want to take a role in the constitutional development of Hong Kong. So, henceforth, the Tung administration recognises what ...

  9. Politics or the economy? That is not the question

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is Hong Kong an economic city, or a political one? This may seem an odd question but it has been posed implicitly by those who try to draw this distinction as the debate about our future ... the July 1 demonstration. Every effort has been made to help stimulate our economy, with considerable help from the mainland. Officials on both sides of the border have stressed this must be Hong ...

  10. Labour and economy are viewed as key issues for chief to tackle

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Nine in 10 people in Hong Kong believe it is necessary for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to tackle labour and economic issues in his first policy address tomorrow, a survey has found. Two polls by the University of Hong Kong found economic development was the key topic the public expected Mr Tsang to focus on. In the first poll of 1,027 last month respondents ...




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